There are myths surrounding Las Vegas. As a respectable blog, we thought it was about time we busted some of them wide open. Since Sin City was constructed in 1905, some of these myths have been re-told and repeated that they have become Las Vegas folklore.

But is there any truth behind these myths, or are they just rumours with hot air? Is it true you will be awarded promotions, like the, so that you can gamble more? Why is it said that there are no family-friendly places in Vegas? Read on to get answers.

Las Vegas Tricks You Into Playing Casino Games

We are all big fans of movies, especially those based in Las Vegas. Look at Martin Scorsese’s Casino, Robert Luketic 21, and Steven Soderbergh’s series of Ocean 11, 12, 13, and 8 films. They all feature scenes shot in some of Las Vegas’s biggest casinos. And if you observe these films closely, you will appreciate how well they show what happens in Vegas.

From the films, we’ve learned that everyone in Las Vegas seems to be spending time at casinos. If they are not sleeping, nursing a hangover, they are at the tables or slot machines winning big.

Players will be enticed in one way or another to end up spending money playing casino games, like in Sam “Ace” Rothstein’s shows. In Ocean 11, Reuben Tishkoff’s downfall was brought about by his “greed” to entertain VIPs with the best treatment so they could gamble at his casino.

The truth of the matter, however, is that everyone who ends up playing casino games does so of their own accord. The casinos might not have windows or clocks, but entering the establishment and spending money playing games is one’s personal decision.

Games Are Rigged to Favor the House

Just mention to anyone that casino games in Las Vegas are rigged, and you won’t be surprised that everyone will agree with you. Even the locals will tell you never to walk into a casino because you will not win. The only wins you get are free drinks and lots of free drinks.

This, however, is not the case. The Nevada Gaming Control Board also referred to as the State Gaming Control Board, is tasked with ensuring all the games are fair.


They conduct audits to determine whether the random number generators in the game machines have been altered to favor the casino.

They also give licenses to dealers and casinos that have proven to meet the set standards. This ensures visitors and locals in Las Vegas have a safe and fair gaming experience.

Las Vegas Has More Churches Than Most States in The US

This is according to most of the websites you visit online. Even films such as The Hangover, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Think Like A Man Too has made us believe that a church is usually just around the corner, waiting to host a wedding.

But this is far from the truth. According to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the state hosts about 600 synagogues, churches, and temples (excluding wedding chapels). For a city with a population of about 2 million people, it means there is approximately one house of worship for every 3,000 people.

You Cannot Enjoy a Vacation With Your Family

Because you will be visiting Sin City, according to many people, Las Vegas is the epitome of Sin. It is the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, where you cannot take your children if you value morals.


Even as a grown-up, finding a decent place to have a quiet, peaceful holiday is difficult. If your ideal holiday is to have time for fishing and relaxing, you should consider visiting other states up north.

Contrary to this belief, there are plenty of places you can book your stay and unwind peacefully. If you have children and would want to take a trip around the city during the day, there are several places to visit.

For example, you can take a trip to the Ethel M chocolate factory. I’m pretty sure your sweet tooth will enjoy the top-of-the-line chocolate they produce. There is also the Discovery Children’s Museum. And if you have geeks for children, you can visit downtown and enjoy hundreds of exhibits in the sciences and humanities. Just make sure you get the right tour guide.

A Trip to Vegas Is Costly

This is debatable, and how expensive a trip gets will depend on you as a person. Looking at it from an ordinary person, a week in Sin City should cost you around $1,700 if you decide to live in expensive hotels. However, if you settle for a decent Airbnb, you should cut the cost to about $1,000 for a whole week.

With that, we come to the end of our blog post. What other myths have you heard before we haven’t included in our list? Do you agree with what we have written? Let us know by sending us an email, and we will be sure to update this article.


Steve is a tech guru who loves nothing more than playing and streaming video games. He's always the first to figure out how to solve any problem, and he's got a quick wit that keeps everyone entertained. When he's not gaming, he's busy being a dad and husband. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and he always puts others first.